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From Duel to Dispute


The Argument between Pacífico and Cupidio within Valerián de Hungría (1540)



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Giulia Tomasi    Università di Trento    

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This article highlights the variety that characterises the Spanish romances of chivalry as a genre. The uniqueness of Valerián de Hungría by Dionís Clemente (1540) is given by its rich content and lexicon. By the end of the book, the author includes a heated debate between two knights whose opinions about love contrast. They are Pacífico and Cupidio. Such a dispute needs to be studied in light of the bibliography about the genre within the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, in order to find out which elements Clemente re-elaborates. The investigation develops through the comparison with a few episodes taken from other romances of chivalry, but also with the ideology spread within contemporary works in which the same themes of Valerián are remarked.

Language: it

Keywords: Romances of Chivalry. Valerián de Hungría. Literary dialogues. Misogyny. Beauty. | Valerián de Hungría. Bellezza. Misoginia. Dialogo letterario. Libri di cavalleria.

Submitted: July 28, 2017
Accepted: June 6, 2019
Published: June 21, 2019

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/Ri/2037-6588/2019/111/001

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License 

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